The Rusties Blues Band “Discovering Robert Johnson”

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    Artista / Grupo: The Rusties Blues Band

    Álbum: Discovering Robert Johnson

    Discográfica: Qimerarecords

    Año publicación: 2021

    Fecha crítica: 5/2021

    Valoración: VERY GOOD

The Rusties Blues Band is a four musician group from Gerona in the north east of Spain which started to play in 2013. In 2015 they released a double album, the first cd with their own compositions and the second one with versions of classic blues songs. This second cd led them to produce a show entitled ‘Traveling along the Blues Roads’ where they brought the history of blues to varied general audiences with small documentaries and the band live music. Now they release a second album, that becomes a tribute to the legendary bluesman Robert Johnson, and they do it on a simple humble way with an impressive respect for this incredible artist but, at the same time, with good doses of quality, performing technique and honesty. Of the twenty-nine songs Robert Johnson recorded during his life, The Rusties Blues Band has chosen eleven that represent the legacy of this key figure in the blues world who had a deep influence not only in blues music but also in rock and popular music. The band leader Miquel Grifell is on guitar, Resonator, cigar box, harmonica and vocals, Manel Gaspar is on piano and Hammond, Miquel Pascal is on electric bass and double bass and finally Angel Abad controls drums and washboard.